Reading DetectiveŽ Beginning Software

Reading DetectiveŽ Beginning Software

Code: RD_BS



Product Description


Using Higher-Order Thinking to Improve Reading Comprehension

Grades 3-4

Teaches a depth of analysis that guarantees superior reading comprehension, top grades, and higher test scores!

The standards-based critical thinking activities of Reading DetectiveŽ develop the analysis, synthesis, and vocabulary skills students need for exceptional reading comprehension. The activities are especially effective at helping students understand more challenging reading concepts such as drawing inferences, making conclusions, determining cause-and-effect, and using context clues to define vocabulary.

Students read and analyze short literature passages and stories that include fiction and nonfiction genres. Then they answer multiple-choice questions, citing sentence evidence to support their answers.

Beginning level is organized into single-skill units with a concluding mixed-skills unit and provides an introductory lesson for each skill.

Teaching Support

Includes score reports, lesson guidelines, and detailed explanations of answers. Reading and literary analysis skills are based on grade-level standards.


Includes 62 activities
Each activity can be done in learning or test mode
Self-tutoring: detailed instructions, hints, and explanations of answers
Printable student scores with diagnostic, comparative, and detailed reports
On-screen teaching guide including skill matrix and answer keys
Saves unfinished activities
Optional password protection
Fun reward games

System requirements for CD-Rom:

PC: Windows XP/2000/ME/NT/98/95; Pentium 200 MHz or faster; 64 MB RAM; CD-ROM drive; 80 MB HD; 800x600 resolution.

Mac: OS X; 200 MHz processor or faster; 132 MB RAM; CD-ROM drive; 80 MB HD; 800x600 resolution.

ISBN-13: 9780894557859

List Price: $29.99

Our Price: $26.99